Well, you might be familiar with Blogs, and, well you might have also made one yourself. Just to add to your vast pool of jargons, we have…..Microblogging
Well, its not that new, just 2 yrs ago this Micro (Blog) has arrived.
Microblogging is a form of multimedia blogging that allows users to send brief text updates or micromedia such as photos or audio clips and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user.
Its the shorter version of Blogs. I guess it’s for those who have limited time, or might not prefer to write pages n pages. They prefer it short n sweet. ( Not always sweet )
Just to give you some examples of Microblogging sites, we have Twitter, Tumblr, Plurk, Emote.in, Squeelr, Beeing, Jaiku and identi.ca. Well to be honest,i just managed to use two of these sites ( Twitter and Tumblr )
My efforts are on to explore the rest of these sites :). The purpose of Microblogging is to say (Write) as must as possible in a crunched space.
The easier way to do it is add a link. Generally people use http://tinyurl.com/ or http://www.gd.is/ to shorten the links, this saves the characters and the message is conveyed easily. For example, this link – https://ramblingrecruiter.wordpress.com/ will look like this http://tinyurl.com/ydaz3dg or like this http://gd.is/BIFM
Does that mean that LinkedIn and Facebook also are in this Business?
The answer is yes, they are part of this. You might have noticed that these sties have this space (Status Updates) this is also a kind of microblogging, to enter your status in a limited space. Interesting… Isn’t it…..
I forgot to mention once more site – Yammer. This is also a Microblogging site. But the only difference is that its not that open (as in, you need to log in with your official id) Only employees of a particular organization can view its activities. It’s also used as a communication tool in some organizations.
Am I missing out on something…. well… The main issues with micro blogging are privacy, security, and integration. But as always, Professionals are working hard to find a way out of it.
As of now, I am waiting to get my hands on the rest of the sites ( Microblogging ) and will surely add on to this piece of information. I will be more than willing to share and learn from you out there during this journey.
I am Lucky to have found this ample space to write this piece of information, or else in the true sprite of Microblogging i would have to present it in this manner – ( Microblogging.. What’s that? More info at http://gd.is/BIFM )